Agree? Mario Lopez Says Pope Francis is the "Biggest Star" Around

Mario Lopez Loves Pope Francis—Calls Him the "Biggest Star" Around
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Mario Lopez might be Pope Francis' no. 1 fan!

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The actor, a deeply-devoted Catholic, thinks Francis is the "biggest star you could get."

“Catholic or not, he is universally respected,” Lopez told Fox News Latino. “And he’s sort of transcended Catholicism and is looked as a spiritual leader,” he added.

Lopez also went on to say Francis is a "progressive pope" who has brought a wonderful energy into faith across the world. 

“He’s a great individual and I think people understand that,” he said.

Pope Francis is due to arrive in the United States in a couple weeks for a three-city tour. Sadly, Lopez won't be able to meet him due to his busy work schedule. 

“It’s definitely on my bucket list – to hear him speak or get a blessing. A picture would be awesome — a selfie with the pope would be the best ever,” he said.

Lopez has always been very open about his religious views and even goes to church every Sunday with his family. 

“I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve just tried to build a more spiritual muscle in a business that is very unpredictable,” Lopez told FNL. “It’s nice to have something that is consistent in our life – family and faith is that for me.”

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We totally agree with Lopez!